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The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 August 1987 (USA)
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger ... Patrick
... Del - Sean's Dad
... Count Dracula
... Frankenstein's Monster
Brent Chalem ... Horace
... Rudy
... Phoebe
Michael Faustino ... Eugene
... Emily
... Scary German Guy
... Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
... Detective Sapir
Lisa Fuller ... Patrick's Sister
... E.J.
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Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Call them for a monster-ous good time. See more »


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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,769,990
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dustin Diamond had a small role as a kid who tries to trade baseball cards with the boys, but this was later cut. See more »

Goofs

As the boys discover the crystal and one of them picks it up, it becomes clear the effect of the green sparking rays is achieved by pointing a laser at it from underneath, as the beam momentarily remains after the crystal is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Rudy, find some silver bullets.
Rudy: Where the hell am I suppose to find silver bullets?
Sean: I don't know. Fat kid get a map, find Shadowbrook Road.
Horace: What do I look in the index for "big scary mansion?"
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Referenced in Big Business (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Monster Squad
Performed by The Monster Squad
Written and Produced by Richard Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Published by Dickiebird Music & Publishing, TECO/Barish Music, Gravity Raincoat, and Taft/Barish Music
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Fred Dekkar's Other Cult Classic
16 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Prospective Monster Squad viewers may recognize the name Fred Dekkar, the director of another 80s cult classic, a zombie horror called Night of the Creeps. Monster Squad follows in that tradition as the horror-comedy about a gang of young kids who save their town from Dracula and his goons. In my opinion, Monster Squad is a much more enjoyable movie than Night of the Creeps.

The Monster Squad refers to a tree house club of five kids who are self-proclaimed horror fanatics. Little did they know that their enthusiasm in the genre would suddenly come in handy as their town in suddenly invaded by Dracula and a few other memorable horror villains in their classic form. Drac is terrorizing the town, trying to locate a powerful amulet which has the potential for serious disaster. When no one else believes the kids, or when no one else is powerful enough to stop them using traditional crime fighting methods (arresting the Wolfman didn't seem to work out), the Monster Squad (with the help of Scary German Guy and Frankenstein) takes things upon themselves to save the day.

This movie was great because, although the monsters may appear somewhat corny (not forgetting that it is technically a family horror film), it still has a heap of great qualities. The kids are actually all pretty cool (especially Rudy, even though his wears his pants so tight, you can see what side he tucks on). Great music, great cast (Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Ryan Lambert, Stephen Macht, and Jon Gries), and great fun!

Fans of obscure 80s movies are sure to add to the cult following. You won't be disappointed. It is loads of fun. Bona Fortuna!


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